The FTC ordered nine major technology companies to provide data on how they collect and use personal information, citing a desire to increase transparency for products that are “deeply embedded in our digital lives.” The orders were sent to companies including Facebook, TikTok-parent ByteDance, YouTube, and Twitter, and specifically request information on how the companies “collect, use, and present personal information, their advertising and user engagement practices, and how their practices affect children and teens.”
More context: The orders come as social media and technology platforms face intense scrutiny over a wide range of issues including user privacy, data security, content moderation practices, and antitrust concerns.
Extra: See the full list of companies in the FTC announcement here.
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